A Houston man is suing CVS Caremark for allegedly screwing up his prescription, giving him eardrops instead of eyedrops, causing him to go blind in one eye.
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Claudis Alston picked up the prescription from a CVS pharmacy at 12601 Tomball Parkway in 2012. But instead of the eyedrops meant for treating his pinkeye, the 64-year-old Alston received a solution used to treat ear infections, the suit claims.
Alston is seeking damages of between $200,000 and $1 million.
The instructions for the eardrops required Alston to "instill 3 drops in each eye twice daily for 5 days," according to a press release from Alston's attorneys, Imrana Manzanares and Randy Sorrels. "As instructed, Mr. [Alston] placed the drops in his eyes and lost vision in his left eye by 4:00 pm the same day."
We reached out to the Rhode Island-based CVS Caremark for comment and will update if we hear back.